- any piece of sculpture reproduced in plaster of Paris.
Origin of plaster cast
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for plaster cast
By the purest chance, dallying over the knickknacks, he picked up a plaster-cast of a hand.The Lincoln Story Book
Henry L. Williams
Is there any one, I ask, who will pay to see the plaster-cast when he can behold the marble original for nothing?
A plaster-cast mask of Voltaire when first hung up made him chuckle with indecent laughter.The Journal of a Disappointed Man
Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
The plaster-cast was then well oiled, the fish laid in it, and more plaster poured in, until the fish was covered.The Swan and Her Crew
George Christopher Davies
I have had a plaster-cast model made of the little Pompeian figure of Narcissus at the spring in Naples.Atlantis
- surgery a cast made of plaster of ParisSee cast (def. 40)
- a copy or mould of a sculpture or other object cast in plaster of Paris
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